Things change and our culture changes, too. In the past, the answer was simple: 1. Many people used to get married being virgins. They waited to be obedient to the Word of God. However, these days celibacy and virginity are not fashionable any longer.
Both men and women have sex outside of marriage and start wondering how much is too much. The poll results show that the golden number seems to be 10 both for ladies and guys. Having less than 10 sexual partners is viewed as a lack of experience. More (especially in women) scares off potential dates.
That’s a big question. It is always wiser to keep it secret. Surely, men will know if a lady is not a virgin. So, giving some number is inevitable, but for girls, it is better to keep this number down. As to the men, most women do not appreciate virgin lovers, as they lack the experience. Still, giving an extremely high number is unwise.
Both genders lie, but differently. As a rule, women lie and decrease the number of lovers, while men lie and increase this number!
As you see, there is no such thing as “ideal number”, unless this number is 1. But each situation is unique and different.
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